SUV T-boned on Kansas Turnpike while attempting to make U-turn


EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Sirens blaring at 2:40 a.m. Friday in Emporia were headed to the Kansas Turnpike to help with a crash that injured two people.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 75-year-old man from Emporia was attempting to turn through the break in the barrier wall when his 2003 Trailblazer was T-boned by a 2020 International box truck from Indiana. The collision happened just after 2:30 a.m.

The 75-year-old driver and his 76-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.

The 41-year-old Wichita driver of the box truck had no apparent injuries, according to the KHP crash logs.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

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